Portrait photo Corinne Mencé-Caster

Corinne Mencé-Caster

Corinne Mencé-Caster is a professor of Hispanic linguistics and an associate professor of Spanish. After teaching for 22 years at the University of the Antilles and Guyana, of which she was president from 2013 to 2016, she has been practicing since September 1, 2016 at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne where she holds the chair of linguistics Hispanic.

She is a Hispanist and at the same time a medievalist and a Caribbeanist. Currently she is interested in building a grammatical expertise in Castilian from 1492 (date of publication of the Nebrija grammar) to the end of the 18th century (1771, grammar of the RAE). The semi-paleographic and modernized edition of the Gramática castellana de Villalón has just been published under his direction, as well as the French translation of this same grammar.

At the same time, as part of her reflection on ecolinguistics and multilingualism in the French-Creolophone Caribbean, she is particularly interested in the conditions for the possibility of ecolinguistics in the Caribbean and in the themes of multilingualism in this space, in the writing of Europhone languages ​​in Antillean literature from the perspective of “linguistic superconsciousness”, as well as the relationship between “language” and “identity”. She has just published with Classiques-Garnier an essay entitled For a linguistics of the intimate . Living in (neo)romance languages: between French, Creole and Spanish.

In addition to her scientific activities, Corinne Mencé-Caster develops essay writing, as well as novelistic writing, under the pseudonym of Mérine Céco. She won the Gilbert Gratiant Prize at the Martinique International Book Fair for her novel La mazurka des femmes couresses where she writes in Creole and French. In 2016, she published a collection of short stories Au Revoir Man Tine which was a Carbet Prize finalist and in 2018 Le talisman de la presidente. In 2019, she published Other lives under yours which was translated into German and published in Germany by Litradukt editions. In 2021, his latest novel The country from which one does not come has just been published.

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